Category Archives: Wedding Traditions

Woburn Sculpture Gallery

This is the first in a series of blogs I am publishing to share the beautiful venues who recommend us as their professional string group.

One of our favourite venues who recommends us as their string quartet has to be Woburn Estate.

From the moment you enter the grounds there is always something gorgeous to look at. From the beautiful Rhododendrons, to the wandering majestic deer, to the Woburn Sculpture Gallery and to Woburn Abbey itself I always find myself smiling as I look around.

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Real weddings – Dodmoor House

On 3rd October 2015 Ariella String Trio had the pleasure of playing for the wedding of Nicky and Lee at one of our favourite wedding venues, Dodmoor House.

We are very privileged to be one of the recommended suppliers for Dodmoor House – we know the staff and venue very well and can’t recommend them highly enough!

Although it was Autumn we were lucky with the weather and it wasn’t too cold! All the guests were able to enjoy their drinks outside and we had lots of requests for pop and rock, especially Metallica!!!

Our Bride and Groom, Nicky and Lee, were absolutely lovely – a real pleasure to work with and they had chosen some fab music! Their guests thought it was amazing that we were playing all sorts of pop and rock music!

Here are some photos I took of the wedding – some lovely work from the wedding suppliers the couple had chosen. We are really lucky to get to see the finished results of each of our couples’ months of planning!

The beautiful cake was created by Shelly from “La Belle Cake Company” who we have had the pleasure of working with many times!

Venue dressing was by Gems Celebrations – Wedding and Event Hire. We work with this company often and I am always blown away by how they transform venues! Totally professional, this company is no.1 on our recommended list!

 

I must admit to being a little biased about this as purple is my FAVOURITE colour!!

The flowers were beautifully arranged by “By Arrangement Floristry” 

The photographer was Rob Lunan of Welcome Photography  – lovely to finally meet him!

We were very well looked after by Delicious Catering a company we had never worked with before but our sarnies were LOVELY!! Thank you!

Of course, no wedding is ever complete at Dodmoor without the lovely Geoffrey who loves us to fuss her! She is a great favourite especially with the children at weddings!

Sometimes, at weddings and events, we get to see some really unusual sights! Thought I would share this lady’s handbag with you! I have a friend who loves PUGS so I took this photo for her! Hope you enjoy!!

 

Until next time…………………!!

Ariella X

Ariella Strings Wedding Favours inspiration!

Wedding Favours  have been around for centuries. It is widely believed that the European aristocracy began the tradition of bestowing wedding favours upon all of their guests. Favours began as a reflection of the happy couple’s desire to pass on their good luck to their guests.

Originally favours were called “Bonbonniere” and were typically small boxes of crystal or porcelain holding cubes of sugar. This was considered the ultimate symbol of wealth and royalty.

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As time went on Bonbonnieres were  replaced with 5 sugared almonds (Jordan Almonds) which were presented either in a confection box or wrapped in elegant fabric. The bitterness of the almond and sweetness of the sugar were said to represent the bitter sweetness of a marriage.The 5 Jordan Almonds are meant to bring health, wealth, happiness, fertility and longevity.

Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat
To remind us that life is both bitter and sweet.
Five wishes for the new husband and wife —
Health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life!  

~Unknown~ 

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Ariella Strings – Why we are the top UK String Quartet specialising in Weddings ~ String quartet Northamptonshire

Ariella Strings – often copied, never bettered!!

Guaranteed to make your ears smile!

Why book us?

  • WE ARE FUN AND FRIENDLY!
  • WE ARE FULL TIME PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS!
  • WE HAVE 17 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE PLAYING FOR WEDDINGS AND EVENTS!
  • WE HAVE A FANTASTIC REPERTOIRE OF MUSIC!
  • WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE DO!

Ariella Strings are the best string group in the UK who specialise in weddings. We are recognised by top venues, celebrities and entrepreneurs alike. We provide our clients with an elite and exclusive service, leading the way in the musical experience string quartets offer to couples who are getting married and to clients booking us for private functions.

We are the exclusive recommended string group for many 5 star venues who recognize our outstanding and unrivalled customer service from working with us over many years. We guarantee that you will enjoy exceptional customer service on your special day and in the months leading up to it! Why risk anything less than the very best? 

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Whilst appreciating that a string group is a luxury, it is 100% guaranteed to leave all your guests with an overwhelming memory of your wedding and how unique it was.

We are a very honest and upfront business where we offer our best prices at the outset.  It is worth bearing in mind that the cheapest quote is not always the best.  A few pounds saved on the budget can be the difference between a satisfactory string quartet and a totally AMAZING musical experience. Continue reading